Category Archives: LOST PLANET ANIME

“Jungle Kurobe” (1973)
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June 25, 2013 posted by

“Jungle Kurobe” (1973)

Move over, Paula Deen! In the early part of the 20th century, blackface was a staple of stage and screen comedy. It was prominent in American cartoons and comic books….

Q-Taro The Ghost (1965)
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May 21, 2013 posted by

Q-Taro The Ghost (1965)

Cartooning team Fujiko Fujio, a joint pseudonym of Hiroshi Fujimoto (1933-1996) and Motoo Abiko (b. 1934), are famous for their children’s comics, having created numerous series throughout their career. Their…

“Dame Oyaji” (1974)
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May 14, 2013 posted by

“Dame Oyaji” (1974)

In the 1970s, Japanese broadcasters were blessed with studios such as Toei Doga, Tokyo Movie, Tatsunoko, and Nippon Animation supplying them cartoons for their viewers to tune into. Not all…

“Little Lulu” Anime
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May 7, 2013 posted by

“Little Lulu” Anime

Cartoonist Marjorie Henderson Buell (“Marge”) made it big when she created Little Lulu in 1935. What was originally a magazine cartoon that appeared in Saturday Evening Post spawned a franchise,…

Osomatsu-Kun
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April 30, 2013 posted by

Osomatsu-Kun

Cartoonist Fujio Akatsuka (1935-2008) is a household name in Japan. He pioneered in “gag manga”, Japanese comics that are based around jokes and humor. Fujio made comics with outrageous characters…

Calimero
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April 23, 2013 posted by

Calimero

It’s not often that a studio buys a license to do a show based on a foreign cartoon, but it happens. One of the more famous instances is The Smurfs,…